Rita Moreno on not working out after West Side Story

“It broke my heart. Absolutely broke my heart.”

rita moreno There is a living legend. The EGOT winner is one of the most beloved actors of all time, and now she’s starring in a Steven Spielberg film story of the west, a remake of a film that helped launch his career 60 years ago.


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Rita, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, spent a lot of 2021 reflecting on her career, thank you story of the west and his documentary, Rita Moreno: Just a girl who decided to go for it.

In Doctor Who, Rita elaborates on working in Hollywood, her mental health, and how her career didn’t kick off soon after winning an Academy Award.

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Although she had previously acted in more than 20 films story of the west, Rita’s work as Anita earned her critical acclaim and the 1962 Oscars as she became one of the most recognizable Hollywood stars.


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However, Rita said that she did not get many roles after playing the role of Anita. In fact, he Buzzfeed found out, “Hollywood really took a break from me.”


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“Nobody gave a shit. It broke my heart. Absolutely broke my heart,” Rita explained.

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“I was offered some gang-type movies on a very small scale. I remember taking my Golden Globe and my Oscar and just saying, ‘I’ll never do parts like that again. I just won’t.’ ‘ And I showed them. I haven’t acted in any film for seven years.”


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Prior to playing Anita, Rita stated that she did not play any character with a “sense of self-esteem” and that she often played stereotypical Latina roles.

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“Anita was the only Latina I ever played, at the time, who really had an identity that was understandable. … There weren’t really any other Hollywood role models who were Latina that I could look up to. So, Anita Mary The role became a model.”

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This is one reason why Rita turned down after a lot of work story of the west, he explained. She said that she doesn’t want to go back to being a stereotype. She said she “can’t do it by herself.”

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“Playing roles like this did terrible things for my self-esteem. It was the thing that eventually sent me to psychotherapy. It’s a good thing I got help, because I don’t think I can do anything without it.” Was.”


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In Rita Moreno: Just a girl who decided to go for itIn this article, Rita talks a lot about her mental health during her early Hollywood days and how it was never a “difficult” topic for her to discuss.

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“Therapy is something that really saw me through some terrible times in my life, especially things related to prejudice and prejudice. I don’t think I could have done it on my own.”


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She even said that one of the reasons she began therapy was because of her “fast love affair” with Marlon Brando.

Although after some time Rita did not play any notable role in Hollywood story of the west, she came back bigger and better than ever. She went on to win the Grammy for 1972 electric CompanyTony Award for 1975 ritz, and Emmy Awards for 1977 and 1978 The Muppet Show And The Rockford Files,

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Rita became the third person to become an EGOT winner, and did so at the age of 45.

And more recently, he’s starred in once a day and of course, story of the west, Let’s just say Rita loves being a powerhouse.

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You can read Rita’s full interview with Buzzfeed Here,

and you can see Rita Moreno: Just a girl who decided to go for it on netflix now,


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